United We Stand in London

Our work United We Stand (2005) is currently installed at Carroll/Fletcher, London, for the show “Looking at one thing and thinking of something else. Part Three: United We Stand”. It’s a fictitious European Hollywood-style blockbuster movie. Thought it proper to show this work after the UK Brexit referendum and the growing prospect of a new Cold War…





Don’t Follow the Wind at Bildmuseet

Don't Follow the Wind, Bildmuseet, Fukushima

Don't Follow the Wind, Bildmuseet, Fukushima

Don’t Follow the Wind installation at Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden, part of the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty, curated by Ele Carpenter. Installation by Chim↑Pom, Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jason Waite.

Material Witness is comprised of everyday objects found at the exhibition sites by the curatorial collective of Don’t Follow the Wind that have born witness to the processes of contamination and entropy which characterized the zone. These marked objects travel outside of the zone along with the photographic evidence of their origin and present separation from their locations acting as living symbols of the ongoing catastrophe.





Random visitors’ photos of BEFNOED

Eva and Franco Mattes, Befnoed

installed at the 16th Art Quadrennial, in Rome.





Dark Content Ep.5: Something wasn’t right

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

This is episode 5 of Dark Content, our ongoing series about internet content moderators and digital labor. It’s titled “Something wasn’t right”, and like the previous videos you can watch it on the Darknet at http://5cqzpj5d6ljxqsj7.onion (you must download the Tor Browser).

“Since moderators primary concern is the safety of the platform and its users there was concern over retaliation for the assassination of Bin Laden. To avoid being a target many companies simply refused to post images or videos of him and not stand out.





Abuse Standards Violations #2

Abuse Standards Violations
UV print on plexiglass, various insulation materials, spacers, screws
100 x 100 x 13 cm

We think at these guidelines as “filters”: they let something through while blocking something else. But at the same time they are invisible, like insulation materials: they surround you, in a sense they protect you, and yet you usually don’t see them, they’re hidden inside a wall or a roof.





A new form of information

Danah Boyd, “Hacking the Attention Economy”





Dark Content at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Photos of our install at “New World Order” at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Exposés, conspiracy theories, cybernetic tarot cards, hacked city-scapes, UFO blanket paintings, alternate currencies, illusions, paradoxes and alternate endings, New World Order is an opportunity to think about how we make sense of the world in a post-internet era.





The future no longer seems

Boris Groys, “On the New”





Videos of The Influencers 2016

Eva and Franco Mattes, The Influencers

Here’re the videos of the last edition of The Influencers, the festival we curate every year, featuring William Binney, Zach Blas, Simon Denny, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Kenneth Goldsmith. Binge-watch!





Abuse Standards Violations #1



Abuse Standards Violations
UV print on plexiglass, various insulation materials, spacers, screws
100 x 100 x 14 cm

Wall-mounted insulation panels printed with corporate moderation guidelines that were leaked to us in the course of our investigations on internet content moderators.